Shopping in Bratislava: Designer and luxury fashion
When it comes to shopping, Bratislava offers a variety of options. From large shopping malls offering anything you can imagine through classic smaller specialty shops, souvenir and craft shops to traditional farmers' markets with regional products. Until a few years ago, Bratislava had relatively little to offer to those who like more luxurious fashion and designer clothes. Recently, however, there has been an influx of well-known brands and the world's leading fashion designers, which has increased the attractiveness of Bratislava among those who have a liking for exquisite taste.
If you are one of them, we have prepared for you some tips which shops in Bratislava you should not miss.
Luxury shopping in Bratislava
Probably the most famous centres of designer and luxury fashion in Bratislava are situated in the heart of the city - on Laurinska and Gorkeho Street. These streets are like a synonym to “luxury Bratislava” and it's a heaven for every lover of design and luxury clothing and other accessories. Brands such as Gucci, Celine, Chloe, Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Jimmy Choo, Stella McCartney or Saint Laurent Paris are represented there. For a full overview visit Luxurybratislava.com.
We can recommend a visit of Alize Fashion House on Pribinova Street with a wide range of designer brands of both women's and men's fashion including e.g. Bogner, Brunello Cucinelli, Kenzo, Red Valentino, Victoria Beckam, Isabel Marant, Roberto Cavalli and many others.
Among other stores, which are worth mentioning, are the design studio Dana Kleiert in Panska street, which offers not only designer clothes, but unique hand-made accessories (handbags, shoes, scarves, mufflers, jewellery etc.) as well, or Max Mara and world famous Trussardi, located at namestie SNP.
Shopping tips for fans of unique design
Still not enough for you? If you prefer something special, love unique pieces made by independent designers or you are a fan of hipster culture, we recommend including the following shops on Laurinska street in your itinerary.
Slowatch - a concept that unites graphic designers, movie and music makers and others who work together on various projects. The name is a combination of the term “Slovač”, which stands for something like „Slovak“, and “slow watch” - as to give attention to the beauty of unusual things.
Slavica - a unique design shop which offers original paintings and artistic pieces from Slovak and Czech designers. Clothes, bags, shoes, handmade jewellery and home decor can be found there as well. Are you looking for some items that “have a soul”? Then you´re at the right place.
Kompot - As the icing on the cake, we should not forget to mention this store. Yes, you´re right, it's named the same as that famous dessert. This shop offers everything but mainstream clothing and trendy streetwear designed by various independent authors can be purchased here. And one interesting fact - if you order a T-shirt from their own range, it comes in a glass of jar - like a compote.
Luxury and designer shops in shopping malls
The amount of design fashion shops and shops with luxury clothing has been expanding even due to the growing number of shopping malls and you can find their branches there as well.